Who says you can’t carry all the essentials (and the ‘non-essentials’) and still look totally fabulous? Carry all and carry on with trendy gorgeous tote bags. Turn the page for fantastic tote options….
Leather tote bags are a must-have for every woman. They’re your mega-purse solution- they provide ample room for your belongings and looking chic!
Tips on buying a tote bag:
Fashion tote bags can be made from canvas, leather and other fabrics. However, leather is so much more resilient and chic! It’s also versatile enough to wear with all of your outfits and colour combos.
If you’re on a budget, go for faux leather bags. A good rule of thumb for faux leather is- the more expensive it is, the better the imitation. It is usually also very supple, soft to the touch, and lighter than genuine leather.
Complement your lifestyle and personal style
Handbags are crucial to achieving a maximum style impact. It needs to complement your personal style and lifestyle.
Buy the ones you know will enhance your major daily activities and personal style – in this way you won’t have a pile of bags that you rarely wear. If you spend most of your time at the office, get a tote bag that complements your formal wears and provides ample room to contain all your ‘daily paraphernalia’- makeup purses, books, journals, tablets, etc.
Complement your body figure
Leather tote bags can complement your body shape and size. Important factors to consider are the size, details and where it falls. For example, if you have a full-figure with rounded hips, a tiny bag with thin strap that falls down to that area will only draw attention to that area and make your curves look bigger. Tall and sleek bags works well for ladies with fuller figures, as it lends some slenderness to their curves.
Get the basics
Simple, well-designed bags in solid neutrals blend in with most outfits, so you really don’t need to think twice when you leave the house.
Examples of versatile colours are black, white/cream and brown. Simple and well-designed means leaving out the fussy details like tassels, prints and other knick-knacks that might look outdated in few months. However, timeless details that stand the test of time are various leather textures and simple-chic metal hardware, as well as some strap styles.
If you already have a couple of basic handbags and crave for the fun and trendy ones, look for leather tote bags in other exciting colours such as purple, green, blue and red, which could blend in with several other colours, and add a dash of vibrancy to your look. Solids are also easier to mix and match.
Avoid storing your leather tote bags in plastic bags or other nonporous covers, which would encourage the growth of mildew and bacteria, and end up ruining the leather.